State Exchange of Education Data (SEED)

CONTACT:: Terra Dominguez, SEED Functional System Analyst

What is SEED?

The State Exchange of Education Data (SEED), formerly Southeastern Education Data Exchange, project will enable participating states to track, monitor, and share information for transfer students who cross state lines.

This project will accomplish two goals for participating states:

  • Provide basic student information for a newly registered student transferring from a participating state. 
  • Identify students who transfer between the participating states but may be reflected as drop-outs by their "home" state.  Participating states can more accurately reflect drop-out and graduation rates.

Why is this project important for NC?

When these goals are met, participating states will realize three primary benefits:

  • Improve continuity of services for regional transfer students,
  • Enhanced accuracy of graduation and drop-out rate calculations,
  • Contribute to other efforts aimed at ensuring all students graduate from high school ready for a career and/or a postsecondary course of study.  

The Georgia DOE has developed, will operate, and maintain a centralized point of exchange for routing requests and responses for information related to transfer of students across state lines for participating states in SEED.

Charter states currently participating in this project include Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia*, Kentucky*, North Carolina*, Oklahoma, and South Carolina.

* Pilot State

To login to SEED, please visit the following link: https://ncidp.seedx.org/Account/login.aspx

Account Registration

Account Registration

In order to access the SEED application, a user must first request a SEED User Account.

 

Audience Contact Contact Information
District User District Users need to contact their District Administrator(s) for account registration. District Administrator Contact List (in progress…)
District Administrator District Administrators need to contact the NC SEED State Administrator for account registration. Send an email registration request to SEED-Info@dpi.nc.gov.
State User State Users need to contact the NC SEED State Administrator for account registration. Send an email registration request to SEED-Info@dpi.nc.gov
State Administrator State Administrators need to contact the NC SEED Super User for account registration. Send an email registration request to SEED-Info@dpi.nc.gov

Upon creation of your SEED User Account, an email notification is automatically generated from the SEED system and sent to the email address provided to the SEED Administrator that created the user account.

The email notification will show up in your Inbox with the subject line ‘Your SEED Account has been created’.  The email will come from ‘donotreply@doe.k12.ga.us’. The body of the email will provide a link to the SEED application and a temporary password. You will be required to update the password the first time you log in to the system.

Additional information on SEED registration can be found in the SEED Application User Manual and video from the ‘User Documentation’ SEED webpage.

 

To login to SEED, please visit the following link: https://ncidp.seedx.org/Account/login.aspx

User Documentation

User Documentation

Document Intended Use Intended Audience
SEED Account Maintenance Form Registration Form to gain access (add, delete, change) to SEED.  Must be completed and returned to: Terra.Dominguez@dpi.nc.gov.  (Scanned, emailed copy of form is acceptable.). Details are located within the form itself.  All Users
SEED Application User Manual The purpose of the SEED User Manual is to identify features of the SEED application and to provide instructions to SEED users on how to navigate and use the application. State Administrators, District Administrators, State Users, and District Users
NC SEED Administrator’s User Manual The NC SEED Administrator’s User Manual is to identify features of the two components used in managing the NC SEED Users and NC SEED User Roles and to provide instructions to NC SEED Administrators on how to navigate and use the two components:  the IdP (Identity Profile) and the SEED Profile Manager. State Administrators & District Administrators
Batch File Information This document provides the specifications and rules needed to generate the batch file for batch processing. State IT Staff, District IT Staff
Batch File Header Record This spreadsheet contains the header record to be used in the batch file for batch processing. State IT Staff, District IT Staff
SEED CEDS Data Dictionary This document provides instructions on how to view and generate a report of a consortium state’s SEED data dictionary from the CEDS website using the Reports Wizard. State Administrators, District Administrators, State Users, and District Users
Pilot Concept Paper A short summary of the need for SEED, why it is important, goals and objectives, and high level information on the SEED pilot. Executives, Potential Pilot Participants
NC-GA MO Agreement between the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the Georgia Department of Education All Users
SEED FAQ SEED Frequently Asked Questions All Users

 

Please report any needed updates to any document to the NC SEED State Administrator by sending an email to SEED-Info@dpi.nc.gov.

Resources and Contact

Resources and Contact

Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) website: https://ceds.ed.gov/

If you have any questions or comments about the State Exchange of Education Data (SEED), email the NC SEED State Administrator at SEED-Info@dpi.nc.gov.